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Game of Drones: The Dark Pi Rises

Game of Drones: The Dark Pi Rises
Drones seem to be everywhere these days, but in most cases they can get expensive and most remote spy planes are used overseas. Aerospace engineer algorhythmic decided to see what sort of vehicle he could cobble together on a limited budget.

FishPi Drone Relies on Inexpensive Raspberry Pi Computer to Cross the Ocean

FishPi Drone Relies on Inexpensive Raspberry Pi Computer to Cross the Ocean
With all this talk about unmanned drones, it was only a matter of time before a couple of interesting projects would surface. Check out FishPi, an unmanned water vessel which will run a cheap Raspberry Pi computer to try and cross the Atlantic Ocean.
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DRONE Open Source Bluetooth Controller for Phones and Tablets

DRONE Open Source Bluetooth Controller for Phones and Tablets
When gaming on your mobile device, using a touchscreen is fine, but many of us prefer the old fashioned feel of a controller in our hands. But there aren’t a lot of options out there (yet).

X-47B UAV: Can Skynet Be Far Behind?

X-47B UAV: Can Skynet Be Far Behind?
Yep, the US military is set to put the first part of Skynet into motion. The first part of the system that John Connor will need to fight is already in development. The craft is called the X-47B and it has been designed to require no human interaction to carry out its military mission.

Fly Your AR.Drone with a Game Controller and Spy on Neighbors More Precisely

Fly Your AR.Drone with a Game Controller and Spy on Neighbors More Precisely
When the Parrot AR.Drone was released, it was supposed to be piloted from an iPhone or Android smartphone. However, that didn’t gel with some users since it’s not as precise as they’d like. Serious AR.Drone geeks have thought about using a game controller from their favorite video game, or even better, a flight-simulator joystick, and have put together various hacks to make this happen.

NATO Drone Captured by Iran Using GPS Hack?

NATO Drone Captured by Iran Using GPS Hack?
If you follow the news, you probably have heard or read about the NATO RQ-170 drone that was captured by Iran. When I saw the captured drone photos that were floating around and noted the drone was in one piece I wondered what happened.

This Insect Spies All: Miniature Surveillance Drones

This Insect Spies All: Miniature Surveillance Drones
Ah, insect drones. They’ve been used so much in movies and televisions shows that it was bound to become a reality someday. I remember this particular scene in that old Richie Rich movie (the one where Macaulay Culkin played Richie), when Professor Kean Bean was showing off his latest invention to Richie: a gold flying bug that was equipped with a camera.

Giant US Defense Spy Blimps to Roam Afghan Skies

Giant US Defense Spy Blimps to Roam Afghan Skies
While this massive blimp looks pretty awesome, I’m just sad that it’s a spy drone and not a passenger airship, allowing people to take leisurely trips around the world (à la Fringe). The awkwardly-named Blue Devil Block 2 dwarfs a nearby 18-wheeler, allowing you to fathom its gigantic size.

Lockheed’s Samarai Drone Design is Based on a Maple Seed

Lockheed’s Samarai Drone Design is Based on a Maple Seed
Each fall I end up spending some time outside with the kids chasing leaves. They think it’s a riot to see if they can catch a leaf before it hits the ground as it falls from the tree.

First 3D Printed Plane: Future of Drones and UAVs?

First 3D Printed Plane: Future of Drones and UAVs?
3D printing has been used in a variety of different ways, but this is the first time that I’ve seen it being used to print out a whole airplane. UAVs (unmanned aerial vehicles) are pretty important in the military these days, and even on science missions.

Shadowhawk: RC Copter from Hell

Shadowhawk: RC Copter from Hell
When you think about RC helicopters, the word lethal isn’t really something that pops into mind, but it might when you see this one. The Shadowhawk helicopter is remote-controlled and can fire stun batons, shotgun shells and grenades at your enemies.

Robot Jet Ski Patrols Harbors Looking for Baddies

Robot Jet Ski Patrols Harbors Looking for Baddies
Sometimes it seems like the military wants to shed all the people from many aspects of its operations. We will always need eyes on the ground, but many tasks are now being handed over to robots and drones.

SEED Concept: Your Personal Automonous Floating Camera Drone

SEED Concept: Your Personal Automonous Floating Camera Drone
The SEED is an autonomous, mobile camera balloon created to take photos and video of you while you’re on vacation, but I honestly see a lot of Big Brother implications. It also reminds me of the Kinos in Stargate Universe.

CrazyFlie: Tiny Barebones Quadrocopter Weighs Less than an Ounce

CrazyFlie: Tiny Barebones Quadrocopter Weighs Less than an Ounce
While I think that quadrocopters are cool, they tend to be big devices. That’s why I like this tiny quadrocopter, which only weighs 20 grams. It’s basically a PCB with some rotors on it, which is why it is so light.

Water-Skier Controlled Tow Boat for Solo Show-Offs

Water-Skier Controlled Tow Boat for Solo Show-Offs
It’s probably every water-skier’s (wet !) dream to have a remotely operated tow-boat. Although water-skiing normally requires at least two people – one to pilot the boat, and one to be pulled behind it, this thing will tow you around without needing anyone else.

Quadrocopter Ball Juggling, or Ping Pong Match?

Quadrocopter Ball Juggling, or Ping Pong Match?
Got a couple of fancy quadrocopters floating around? Why not teach them some cheap tricks – like how to juggle balls. The guys from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich are up to their flying quadrocopter shenanigans again.
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